Social Media for Social Good.

We’ve seen social media effect change in our classrooms and our students. But this is an opportunity to think about social media on a larger scale. We have the power to do more.

So, PLP is joining Mashable in participating in Social Good Day on September 23, and we hope you will join us. From their website:

We’re interested in unleashing fresh thinking about how social media can raise awareness and create solutions for social issues around the world. It starts with each community coming together and contributing ideas and, more importantly, solutions. Whatever community you’ll be participating in we want to know,“What’s your solution?” Let the world hear your ideas through social media!

PLP will donate $5 per meaningful comment on any of our blog posts. Please use the #socialgood when you leave the comment–and then tweet it out or put it on  your Facebook page. Our donation will be sent to RED, an organization designed to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.

This is timed to coincide with the UN Digital Media Lounge taking place this week. And we’ll collect comments through Sunday, September 26.

Please consider posting on your blog, tweeting, or using social media in any way you can think of to promote this day and this cause. We’ll have more on Thursday, but this will give you a couple of days to think about how you can help. And remember–any comment on any post on our blog!!


About the author
Susan Carter Morgan is a Community Leader for Powerful Learning Practice. You can find Susan on Twitter at @scmorgan and read her thoughts on education at her blog Learning in The Open Spaces. Read more about Susan here.